neigh

[ ney ]
/ neɪ /

verb (used without object)

to utter the cry of a horse; whinny.

noun

the cry of a horse; whinny.

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Origin of neigh

before 1000; Middle English ney(gh)en,Old English hnǣgan, cognate with Middle Dutch neyen,Old Saxon hnēgian,Middle High German nēgen,Old High German hneigen,Old Norse hneggja; akin to Old Saxon hnechian;Middle Dutch nighen,Middle Low German nigen,Middle High German nyhen; and, with intrusion in the initial, Old Norse gneggja,Norwegian kneggja.See nag2
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British Dictionary definitions for neigh

neigh
/ (neɪ) /

noun

the high-pitched cry of a horse; whinny

verb

(intr) to make a neigh or a similar noise
(tr) to utter with a sound like a neigh

Word Origin for neigh

Old English hnǣgan; related to Old Saxon hnēgian
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